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CITY OF BERKELEY CIVIC ARTS GRANT PROGRAM
Funding for Berkeley-based arts organizations, individual artist projects, and festivals taking place in Berkeley for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).

Applications Open: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5 PM
 

GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

Technical Assistance Workshop: Civic Arts Grant Application Workshop for All Grant Categories
Monday, November 18, 2019 6 – 8 PM
Location: 2180 Milvia Street, 6th Floor, Redwood Room
This workshop covered the new grant application requirements and provided instruction on using the on-line grant application system. Staff was available to answer questions.
Missed the workshop? Don’t worry You can download the presentation here!

Topic Workshop: What Does Cultural Equity Mean for Your Organization?
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6 – 8 PM
Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library, Community Room, 1901 Russell St.
This workshop will present an overview of cultural equity and the various ways that organizations may initiate or continue their cultural equity work at a variety of levels from mission, programming and audience to board and staff. We encourage attendees to come with questions.

GRANT GUIDELINES AND APPLICATIONS 

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Arts Organization Grants provide general operating support for a wide array of nonprofit arts organizations and arts programs of service nonprofits throughout Berkeley. Organizations should apply according to their budget size. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below before beginning your application and use the budget form provided here for your application:
Arts Organizations Guidelines
Arts Organizations Budget Form
Arts Organizations Budget Form - Fillable
(Right click to open in new tab)

Apply Now - Small Organizations for grants up to $10,000.
Small Organizations have budgets up to $100,000.

Apply Now - Mid-Size Organizations for grants up to $14,000.
Mid-Size Organizations have budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000.

Apply Now - Large Organizations for grants up to $17,000.
Large Organizations have budgets over $1,000,000.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST PROJECTS
Individual Artist Project Grants support individual artists living and producing art in Berkeley culminating in a local public presentation of their work for the benefit of the community within the grant period. Grant funded projects may include: dance, music, theater, visual arts, social practice, media arts, film, and literary projects. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below before beginning your application.
Individual Artists Grant Guidelines  

Apply Now - Individual Artists for grants up to $5,000.

FESTIVALS
Festival Grants support community festivals and special events throughout the City of Berkeley from small-scale and first-time events to large scale and established festivals. Applicants should apply according to the event budget size. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below before beginning your application and use the budget form provided here for your application:
Festival Grant Guidelines
Festival Grant Budget Form 
Festival Grant Budget Form - Fillable (Right click to open in new tab)

Apply Now - Small Festivals for grants up to $5,000.
Small Events have event budgets up to $5,000. 

Apply Now - Mid-Size Festivals for grants up to $14,000.
Mid-Size Events have event budget between $5,000 and $50,000. 

Apply Now - Large Festivals for grants up to $17,000.
Large Events have event budgets over $50,000.

SCHEDULE Dates are subject to change
FY21 Grant Applications Open                          October 30, 2019
Technical Assistance Workshop                        November 18, 2019
Topic Workshop December 2019                       December 11, 2019
Grant Application Deadline                               January 16, 2020
Grants Panel Meetings                                      March 2020
Commission Approval of Award Amounts          April 22, 2020
Council Budget Approval                                   June 30, 2020
Award Notices and Invoices Sent                      July 2020

GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW PANEL MEETINGS
Applicants are encouraged to attend the Grant Review Panel meeting which will be held during normal City business hours and will be publicly accessible. The grant review schedule and meeting locations will be made available here once they are scheduled. Grant applicants will be notified regarding the approximate time when their application will be reviewed.

GUIDE TO USING SUBMITTABLE
Submittable is the online grant application system used by the Civic Arts Program. Click here to read instructions on how to use the online system.

VENDOR FORMS
If awarded funding, first time grantees must submit the following forms to be established as payees within the City of Berkeley’s financial system. You are not required to submit these forms until you are notified of your grant award.
Vendor Application Form
W-9 Form
 

FINAL REPORTS
Final reports are always due no later than August 29 (60 days after the end of the fiscal year). Please chose the correct category and use the corresponding link below.
FY20: For Grants with Activities taking place between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020
Final Report For For Festivals

FY19: For Grants with Activities taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019
FY 19 Final Report Form For Organizations
FY 19 Final Report Form For Individual Artists

 CITY OF BERKELEY LOGO 

 City of Berkeley Logo 2019   

Right click on the logo to download or copy this image for promotional materials regarding your grant.

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